Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland

The Gelmersee is a hydroelectric reservoir located in the Bernese Oberland region in Switzerland. This beautiful turquoise colored lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and colorful wild flowers. Gelmersee lies at 1,850 m (6,070 ft) above sea level, it can be reached by a trail going up the mountain or the by famous Gelmerbahn. This is the second steepest funicular in the world and has an maximum inclination of 106%.

View of the Gelmersee, a Glacial Lake in Switzerland

Around the lake is a 4,5 km long trail which you can follow, the walk takes approximately two hours. It's possible to do the hike with children, however it's not suitable for a stroller.

Location Gelmerbahn: Am Grimselpass, 3864 Guttannen, Switzerland.
Website Gelmerbahn: www.grimselwelt.ch/en/transport-lift/gelmer

Stunning views of the Gelmersee in the Swiss Alps


View of the mountains surrounding the Gelmersee in the Swiss Alps


View of the dam at the Gelmersee in the Swiss Alps


View of the mountains next to the dam at the Gelmersee


Walking on the dam at the Gelmersee in the Swiss Alps


View of the Dam at the Gelmersee in the Swiss Alps


Beautiful view of the Gelmersee and the Swiss Alps


Gelmersee: a Glacial Lake in Switzerland


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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